Wondering what to serve with chicken wings at your next game day gathering or potluck? Try these inspired ideas for yummy side dishes that go great with a plate of chicken wings, from crave-worthy fried foods to healthy salads, and more.
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Easy Oven French Fries
Enjoy a pub-style dinner at home by serving your favorite chicken wings with easy homemade French fries. These are oven-baked, for a lower-calorie side, without the splatter factor of oil-fried potatoes. For crispy results, toss evenly-sliced potato sticks in a little bit of olive oil, and don't overcrowd the baking sheet.
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Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons
Everyone loves Caesar salad, making it an ideal side dish when you're hosting friends and family. Toss together this easy version for game day gatherings, or whenever you need a cooling side to pair with hot and spicy chicken wings. It's got all the fancy flavor of a restaurant Caesar salad, with a no-fuss, tangy dressing you can whip up in the blender, and even make ahead.
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Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
A handful of dried spices, and just a bit of sugar, transform a humble head of cauliflower into a caramelized, spicy treat. These spicy baked cauliflower florets are a sneakily healthy side dish to serve with honey garlic wings. They are also a great way to get spice-loving family members to eat more veggies.
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Blue Cheese Coleslaw
Blue cheese adds an undeniable wallop of flavor to this easy, creamy, crunchy coleslaw salad. It makes a fantastic, tangy cookout side dish for sweet barbecue chicken wings, or an inspired topping for pulled pork, hot dogs, and fish tacos. Any crumbled blue cheese will work in this recipe, from a powerful Roquefort, to a milder Danish Blue.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Deep Fried Butternut Squash
Perfectly seasoned, with a nice, crunchy crust, and a tender interior, butternut squash bites are a tasty pairing for saucy, maple-glazed wings. These easy, crispy veggie bites are reminiscent of tempura vegetables, with a homey vibe that makes them ideal for year-round snacking and eating.
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
The flavors of Ranch dressing and Buffalo chicken wings go together like chips and salsa. This essential cookout and potluck pasta salad makes a big bowlful, and is easy to double for a larger crowd. Make it with whatever short pasta is hanging out in your pantry, and feel free to tweak it to taste with chopped raw vegetables, or drained canned beans for extra protein.
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Quick Microwave Nachos
Imagine a plate piled high with your favorite Super Bowl snacks, and it probably includes chicken wings and nachos. Whip up a quick and easy platter of microwave nachos for football watching parties, or whenever you want to recreate the magic of this popular game day appetizer. Older kids can even assemble these nachos on their own, for a satisfying after-school snack.
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Southern Macaroni and Pimiento Cheese
Macaroni and cheese turns an appetizer of chicken wings into a filling, Southern-style dinner. With oodles of sharp cheddar cheese, diced pimientos, and a a crunchy French fried onion topping, this family-friendly baked pasta casserole is sure to score a place in your weekday rotation.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Air Fryer Onion Rings
Air fryer onion rings have all the crispy, crunchy goodness of the popular restaurant snack, without the extra fat and calories found in deep-fried onion rings. Serve them up with honey garlic or teriyaki chicken wings for a crave-worthy meal that will bring the family running to the table.
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Greek-Style Barley Salad
Enjoy the yummy flavors and health benefits of a grain salad and a Greek salad, all in one scrumptious side. This fresh barley salad with colorful, chopped raw vegetables and tangy feta cheese is the perfect, picnic-style accompaniment to a serving of spicy barbecue chicken wings.
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Homemade Soft Pretzels
These amazing, soft golden pretzels are easy to prepare and bake. They make a great crowd-pleaser to serve with wings. Salty, addictive, and browned on the outside with a tender interior, they are sure to disappear quickly at potlucks and game day gatherings. Just add a bottle of your favorite light or dark beer.
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Spicy Greens Salad with Gochujang Dressing
Bold-tasting, Chinese-style chicken wings call for a side dish that can hold its own. Look no further than this unique side salad of mixed, peppery greens tossed in an assertive dressing that includes spicy Korean gochujang, plus a little orange juice and honey for added sweetness. It's a side dish you'll want to serve with all your home-cooked Asian mains.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Baked stuffed potatoes — also known as twice-baked potatoes — are always a hit at game nights and barbecues. They make a hearty and satisfying side dish for honey glazed chicken wings, or a piping hot bowl of beef chili. Add your choice of cheese and other toppings to customize them to taste, with suggestions in the recipe.
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Alternate bites of luscious chicken wings with fresh, acidic bites of classic bruschetta. Often served as a passed appetizer, this recipe makes the perfect duo for your game day spread. It takes minimal effort and ingredients, so you can focus more time on refreshments and having fun. Turn these Italian crostinis into your own adventure by piling them high with canned fish, charcuterie, cheese, olives, or whatever else you can find in your pantry.